Young Newcastle Reserves Side Beat Wolves 2-1

A very young Newcastle Reserves side beat Wolves 2-1 tonight away at the New Bucks Head.

Paddy McLaughlin scores first goal after just 8 minutes

Newcastle fielded a very young side tonight, although Shane Ferguson played and he was one iof the top stars of Newcastle”s amazing 4-3 win at Chelsea last week, with James Tavernier and Ryan Donaldson also having played for the first team.

Current reserve goalkeeper Ole Soderberg, who has been on the bench since Steve Harper was injured, got a run out to keep him match fit in case he is called upon for the first team in the event of Tim Krul being injured.

Newcastle went ahead in the first half after only 8 minutes when Paddy McLaughlin, the Northern Ireland midfielder, hit the ball home from the edge of the penalty area for a good goal.

The game was fairly even but Newcastle got more and more on top as half time approached and it was 1-0 at the break.

Then on 75 minutes Wolves drew level, and it was a good finish from substitute Spray, who fired the ball low and hard past goalkeeper Soderberg from just inside the box.

But within a matter of seconds, Newcastle were ahead again, when there was a terrible mix-up in the Wolves defense, and Amble-born Phil Airey pounced upon the ball and put it into the goal through the goalkeeper’s legs.

The game was cut and thrust after that goal, as both sides had chances to score, but Newcastle held on for an excellent win tonight.

However, the game was marred right at the end when Wolves’ Matthew Doherty suffered what appeared to be a serious injury and he was stretchered off – and we have to hope the injury is not as serious as it looked as play was held up for several minutes as Matthew was given attention.

We estimate the average of the starting Newcastle 11 tonight to be just under 19 years of age.

Comments welcome.


Wolves: Aaron McCarey, Matthew Doherty, Jelle Van Damme, Dan Batth, Nenad Milijas, Sam Winnall, Nathan Rooney, Jake Cassidy, Ashley Hemmings, Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.
Subs: James Spray, Dan East, Scott Malone, Jamie Reckord, Ethan Ebanks Landell.

Newcastle: Ole Soderberg, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Greg McDermott, Jeff Henderson, Paul Dummett, Ryan Donaldson, Patrick McLaughlin, Phil Airey, Joan Edmundsson, Sammy Ameobi.
Subs: Stevie Folan, Jak Alnwick, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Yven Moyo.

11 comments so far

  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Excellent. 🙂

  • Toon_Daft

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #2

    strange you haven’t mentioned anything of YVEN MOYO like Ed?

  • Howay The Lads

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Terry Mac’s son 😀

  • dave 1961

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #4

    I was at the hospital having tests today, the doctor told me that my poo would be white for a few days, so I asked him if he had any treatments that would put some red stripes in so I could flog it on eBay, I could have listed it as red & white turds for sale.

  • Howay The Lads

    Sep 27, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, why does the blog keep sending me an e-mail of every comment I write?

  • Hatems Left Foot

    Sep 27, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Has anyone noticed Yven Moyo is playing for our reserves tonight,

    once being tracked by Man U

  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 27, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Who is Yven Moyo?

  • stk85

    Sep 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #8

    yea ed, i’m sure this new spam email thanks malarky is to help remind us to comment more, but when ur searching for jobs and all u see is the comments u know u have already made, it aint helpful when expecting important emails!!!!!

    i’ll consider deleting my account if i get any more, seriously!!!!

    long time reader tho!

  • atom

    Sep 28, 2010 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #9

    So anyone know much about this Yven Moayo lad then? And what ever happened to Boukaliffa?

  • Visten

    Sep 28, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Airey really is prolific at this level, lets hope in the next year or so he can step up.

  • baro

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Phil Airey is just amazing player. He scores a goal every freekin game!! Love this guy! If he keeps scoring like this no doubt he will break into first team


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